Characterization of Earth Used in Earth Construction Materials

Jean Emmanuel Aubert, Paulina Faria, Pascal Maillard, Kouka Amed Jérémy Ouedraogo, Claudiane Ouellet-Plamondon, Elodie Prud’homme

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The objective of this chapter is to present the physical, geotechnical, chemical and mineralogical characterization techniques used to characterize the raw material (earth and mineral addition, such as sand and gravel) contained in the earth materials manufactured with different techniques: earth bricks, rammed earth or cob. This chapter will be divided into 6 sections. The first will present the method used to find the references considered in this state of the art and we will carry out a general qualitative analysis of these references. The other sections will deal respectively with granular, geotechnical, chemical and mineralogical characteristics and, finally, the last part will be dedicated to field tests.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRILEM State-of-the-Art Reports
EditorsA. Fabbri , J. C. Morel, J. E. Aubert , Q. B. Bui , D. Gallipoli , B. V. Reddy
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages65
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-83297-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-83296-4
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameRILEM State-of-the-Art Reports
ISSN (Print)2213-204X
ISSN (Electronic)2213-2031


  • Chemical and mineralogical properties
  • Field tests
  • Particle size distribution
  • Physical and geotechnical characterization


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